The two sides debated whether Texas’ decreased spending on children with disabilities years ago violated federal law.
The Texas Education Agency on Monday released a second draft of its plan for overhauling the way it educates students with disabilities.
Ken Paxton said school districts cannot provide transportation to get students to polling places unless the trip serves an educational purpose.
The federal investigation found that the TEA effectively capped the statewide percentage of students who could receive special education services.
For the first time in Texas, charter schools will receive funding from the State to pay for leasing and maintaining buildings and facilities.
The Texas House and Senate tentatively passed each other’s priority school finance bills Monday, preparing to discuss potential compromises.
The federal government does not compensate school districts or nonprofits for getting students to and from the free meal sites.
The Senate Finance Committee Saturday approved a proposal Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick listed as a priority for Texas education.
In what seems to be an overture to the House, Gov. Greg Abbott added two new education-related issues to his special session call Thursday: school finance reform and increased benefits for retired teachers.
Speaking to educators ahead of a special session full of education bills, House Speaker Straus chastised the Senate for underfunding school finance reform.